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Asus’ ROG Phone 5: A Great Gaming Phone WIth More Power And Customization

ASUS ROG Phone 5

May 29th, 2021   |   Updated on June 19th, 2021

Asus’ ROG Phone 5 is now available in the US which can be bought online from its official site. Price $999.99 the phone has 6.78” FHD+ AMOLED Display (2448×1080) 144Hz/1ms response time, 300Hz touch sampling rate.

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Technical Details

  • 6.78” FHD+ AMOLED Display (2448×1080) 144Hz/1ms response time
  • 300Hz touch sampling rate. Delta- E < 1 color accuracy
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus – 2.8 GHz Octa-core CPU with 5G connectivity
  • 16GB LPDDR5 RAM | 256GB UFS 3.1 Storage |Wi-Fi 6 | Bluetooth 5.2 | Android 11
  • Phantom Black Color 6000mAh dual-cell battery with power-saving technology
  • Triple rear camera with flagship Sony IMX686 sensor main wide-angle 64MP
  • 13MP ultrawide camera+5MP macro camera with 24MP front camera
  • Dual Nano SIM slots (Dual SIM dual standby) 5G+4G or 4G dual-SIM
  • Expand your mobile life with optional gaming accessories that includes AeroActive Coo
  • Compatible with GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile and MVNOs

Features

Snapdragon 888: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform takes mobile processing power to a new level. 3D games run smoothly with maxed-out settings while the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate now packs the renowned X Mode. Multiple system profiles give you even more performance settings and performance tuning tools, so you can instantly adapt ROG Phone 5 to the task at hand.

Amazing Visuals: Boasting an industry-leading 300 Hz touch-sampling rate, the 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED gives you a super-smooth gaming experience, with an ultra-low 24.3 ms touch latency. The supreme visuals are enhanced even further with world-beating color accuracy, the new always-on HDR technology that improves non-HDR visuals, and a screen that’s protected by the toughest ever Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus.

High-Capacity Battery: The monster 6000mAh battery inside ROG Phone 5 now comes with a 65-watt HyperCharge adapter, so you can get a day’s use from just a short charge. The battery is separated into two with a PCB in the center, a design that keeps hotspots away from the grip area for more comfortable gaming.

Triple Cameras: The triple-camera system on ROG Phone 5 is designed to produce superb-quality photos in any setting. It features a flagship Sony® IMX686 64 MP main wide-angle camera, an ultrawide 13 MP secondary camera, and a macro camera. There’s also a 24 MP front camera for high-quality group selfies and live-streaming videos.

Asus’ ROG Phone 5 Review: The Verge

GOOD STUFF

  • Powerful and feature-packed
  • The most elegant gaming phone yet
  • The ROG Vision OLED is a cool flex
  • Excellent front-facing speakers

BAD STUFF

  • 18GB of RAM isn’t necessary for today’s apps and games
  • The value is tough as ever to justify
  • It’s total overkill for cloud game streaming

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Review: Tech Radar

FOR

  • Remarkable performance
  • Neat built-in gaming features
  • Great display and speakers

AGAINST

  • Still no telephoto lens
  • ‘Gamer chic’ looks might be too much for some
  • Large, heavy and dense

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Review: Android Authority

Pros:

  • Higher RAM limit
  • Faster wired charging
  • Overall design aesthetic that matches the other Asus Republic Of Gamers products
  • Specifically catered to gaming.
  • high-powered CPU, terrific 144Hz display, crystal-clear audio
  • Software of the ROG Phone 5 is great

Cons:

  • Costilier than other gaming phones
  • No telephoto lens
  • Features of the ROG Phone 5 suck up power fast
  • No wireless charging support
  • No IP rating, and no expandable storage.

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Review: Wired

WIRED

Touch-sensitive buttons allow for more flexible gameplay, and Asus’ software lets you make any game playable with a controller. Impressive performance. Good battery life and a smooth 144-Hz display. Headphone jack. Extra USB-C port. Lots of helpful accessories.

TIRED

Configuring games can be overwhelming, and might require a (short) learning curve. No water resistance, MicroSD card slot, wireless charging, or Verizon compatibility. It’s heavy. The cameras are OK but don’t match other pricey phones. Poor record for software updates.

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